Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S.) - Course Overview

Duration: 5.5 yrs |Mode: Regular|Avg. Fees: 3,00,000 / Year

21 (Courses) 20 (Institute)

About Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S.)

Unani System of Medicine & Surgery is one of the oldest medication systems in the world. Unani System originated in Greece and from there the system of medication was adopted by Middle-East and South-Asian countries.

B.U.M.S is a five-year undergraduate degree program that deals with the medical knowledge and applications of the Unani system and surgery. Unani system of medicine is different from the regular medications (allopathy). In this, the healing process is done through the natural processes/ natural power of the body. As per Unani System, the body has the power to heal itself. All that the human needs to do is identify the healing power within themselves and enhance it. It is known for treating various deadly diseases and disorders in a natural way as every man in the modern age is inflicted with the stress and anxieties which is a root cause of various diseases.

The system of medicine has been in practice since 6,000 years and is mainly based on the four components that are: earth, fire, water, and air. It is known for the treatment of weight loss, kidney stone, diabetes, psoriasis, arthritis and others.

Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S.) Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum Qualification Required: 10+2
  • Minimum Marks Required (Aggregate): 50% to 55%, varies from college to college. It is mandatory to have studied science stream (physics, chemistry, biology) in class 12th
  • Age Limit: Few colleges have an age limit as their eligibility criteria, it may vary from college to college.

B.U.M.S. Admission Process:

  • Admission to the B.U.M.S. program is on the basis of entrance examination conducted by various institutes and universities.
  • Some of the government and state colleges conduct their own entrance exam.

Some of the popular B.U.M.S. Entrance Exam:

  • Assam CEE Entrance Test
  • AP-EAMCET Andhra Pradesh Common Entrance Test
  • Telangana TS EAMCET Entrance Exam

Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S.) Syllabus

First Year:

History of Unani System

Anatomy (Tashreef-ul-Badan)

Physiology (Munafe-Ul-Aza)


Pathology (Ilmul Amraz)

Bedside Clinic (Sareeiyat)


Second Year:

Dissertation 1

Toxicology (Ilmul Samoom)

Medical Ethics

Advanced Yoga

Social Medicine & Preventive (Tahaffuzi-Wa-Samaji-Tib)

Medical Jurisprudence (Tib-E-Qanooni)


Third & Fourth Year:


Dissertation 3

Regimental Therapy (Ilaj Bil Tadabeer)

Gynecology, Pediatric (Qabala Niswan Wa Atfal)

Advanced Principles of Unani Medicine (Kulliyat-Umoor-E-Tabaiya)

ENT (Amraz-E-Ain)


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Career Options and Job Prospects

Various employment opportunities are available for B.U.M.S. graduates in both public and the private sector. Graduates can even start a private practice or self-practice as hakims. Unani pharmaceutical and pharmacy are also hiring B.U.M.S. graduates as there is a dearth of professionals in the Unani sector. The job profiles available for Unani graduates are following:

  • Hakim
  • Pharmacist
  • Unani Distributor
  • Lecturer/ Professor
  • Unani Consultant
  • Drug Inspector
  • Therapist

The salary of a fresher in the Unani field is between Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 3 lakh annually. With the years of experience and knowledge about the respective a field, a hakim can earn up to Rs. 6 lakh - Rs. 8 lakh annually. 


I want admission in Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S.). Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

Delhi University Science , Delhi University Arts are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S.) courses.

What is the average fee for the course Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S.) ?

The average fee for Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S.) is INR 3,00,000 per year.

What are the popular specializations related to Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S.) ?

Some of the popular specializations for B.U.M.S. (Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery) are : Unani Medicine and Surgery , General Medicine , Medical Sciences.

What is the duration of the course Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S.) ?

Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S.) is a 5.5 year course.

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